We found 31 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Aetna Choice POS near East Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith works as a cardiologist, cardiac electrophysiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include heart problems and nuclear scan. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Smith trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sung H Chun, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sung Chun's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chun takes. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Chun performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, ventricular arrhythmia, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Huang Szu-Min Kong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, ventricular arrhythmia, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Benedick's clinical interests include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. Dr. Benedick attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivian W Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vivian Tsai is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Tsai has a special interest in heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Tsai takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Girish A Narayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Girish Narayan is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He speaks Tamil. Clinical interests for Dr. Narayan include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Narayan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Narayan completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Narayan honors. Dr. Narayan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure, ventricular arrhythmia, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Drug ... (Read more)

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tsau's practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, endocarditis, pericarditis, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynnette W Lissin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Lynette Lissin specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Lissin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lissin performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Lissin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lissin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Christopher Sturzu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
265 Campus Drive; G1105 Lokey Stem Cell Building
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Sturzu is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Sturzu's clinical interests include heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. St. Claire has a special interest in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. St. Claire completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Aria Dibiase specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Dibiase has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Dibiase accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Winkle attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Winkle is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, ventricular arrhythmia, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ramrakhiani average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramrakhiani include heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramrakhiani accepts. Dr. Ramrakhiani is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher E Woods, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Woods practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Woods is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Woods is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, ventricular arrhythmia, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. William L Mullen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. William Mullen practices adult cardiology in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Mullen average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mullen include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mullen is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Dr. Mullen attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, heart attack

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Attack

Dr. Renee Marie Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Renee Rodriguez's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Her clinical interests include heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, pericarditis, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki Disease, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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